The driver had been tailing me for about a mile in a one lane road then when the lane split into 2, we both moved towards the right lane when he proceeded to fake like he was going to turn right and tried to go around and cut me off and hit me the...
In my experience, this sounds like you were a victim of aggressive driving. I've seen cases where an angered woman saw her ex-husband and his mistress kissing on a sidewalk and decided to commit attempted vehicular homicide by running them over - in those situations, the "intentional acts exclusion" in an automobile insurance policy would apply and the injured person would not be able to collect compensation from the woman's insurer. In any event, although your situation sounds markedly different, you should talk to a lawyer who is competent in personal injury AND insurance coverage law.See question
I WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT AND IT WAS NOT MY FAULT AND THE PERSON WITH ME CAN THEY SUE ME
It pains me to say this, but anyone can file a lawsuit against anyone.... Now, whether or not it is a frivolous lawsuit, or has any "teeth" to it, is for a Judge/a jury to decide. 9 out of 10 times, a person who is not found to have contributed to the cause of a collision by a responding law enforcement officer will not have a lawsuit filed against them. There are those rare, specific instances where a post-crash investigation yields new information or evidence that wasn't available to the responding officer at the time they investigated the crash (example: whether a person who wasn't cited was speeding can be determined by an accident reconstructionist retained to download the data within the vehicle's electronic control module).
If you are sued, it would be a good idea to forward the lawsuit to your insurance company.See question
Collision from the rear. Insured (other driver) has taken 100% liability. Have not started negotiating the claim yet but the adjuster offered me 2k to settle my pain and suffering. This is nowhere near my demand amount.
1. An insurance adjuster will try to settle a claim for as little money as possible. To that end, you should hire a lawyer if you want the adjuster to take your claim seriously. For the most part, if an adjuster sees a claimant attempting to handle their claim without a lawyer, it leads them to think that lawyers don't think your claim is worth taking - so why should they give you the amount you want?
2. You, as the client, call the shots and should always be involved in the settlement negotiation of your case. Just because you hire a lawyer doesn't mean you should be "boxed-out" of the critical decision-making process.
Good luck!See question
I was in a motorcycle accident yesterday. Hurt pretty good and in alot of pain. The driver claimed 1st his breaks went out...the said he hit loose gravel. I think he was going to fast around the curve because we never made it around the curve..he ...
A quality personal injury lawyer will focus on more than just the money. Often times, people who are innocently injured have no idea of what doctors to visit or whether their insurance or lack thereof will have an impact on their medical treatment. I've seen people visit a primary care/general physician when they are in dire need of a neurologist consultation. On a personal level, you should call a lawyer who can guide you in the right direction (as far as medical treatment is concerned). Hopefully, you feel comfortable with their guidance and allow them to represent you towards the maximum physical and financial recovery possible.See question
Defendant & Plantiff both share the same major auto insurance and a demand letter was sent back in 2013 asking for the policy limits due to medical billing over $25,000 with policy limits 25/50 & 75/100. Insurance company never responded at all to...
The fact that the insurer failed to respond entirely, assuming they received the demand, is inexcusable. 2) The issue of whether the failure to respond to a demand was bad faith would arise after a trial, verdict and judgment against the insured that exceeds their insurance policy limit. 3) Evidence of a hit-and-run can allow a jury to elect to award the victim punitive damages.See question
I read the minimum amount of auto liability coverage in Georgia is $25,000/$50,000/$25,000. When I asked a lawyer whether he can demand for more than $25,000 if the at-fault car driver only carries the coverage $25,000, the lawyer replied it is ha...
Although I wouldn't, you could demand the sun, moon, and stars - the liability insurance company is only obligated, however, to pay up to the full amount it the applicable policy limit. It is vital to investigate all avenues of potential liability coverage. As some other lawyers have mentioned, if the at-fault insured person has assets, you can always pursue a judgment over and above the policy limits and attempt to collect the judgment through personal assets. Aside from that, a personal injury lawyer would be able to contact medical treatment providers and lien-holders in-effort to satisfy any valid liens or medical expenses.See question
Police and ems showed up and I was rushed to the hospital. Ended up with 7 head staples, multiple confusions and a lot of pain. Wondering what to do next? Thanks in advance
You should retain an experienced personal injury litigation attorney and consult with a neurologist to assess you for any further head injuries. Depending on when your incident occurred, you can expect multiple hospital and emergency medical bills to arrive. It is important to act as quickly as possible.See question